There is a bus service to Kranjska Gora (45 minutes) and Bohinj (45 minutes). You can also take boat trips on the lake. The train services from Bled (Lesce station) are excellent.
|Excursions ||Child ||Adult |
|Lipica Stud Farm (3/4 day, Sun) ||£28 ||£57 |
|Julian Alps (full day, Mon) ||£18 ||£36 |
|Ljubljana (3/4 day, Wed/Sat) ||£16 ||£32 |
|Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle (3/4 day, Thu) ||£28 ||£55 |
|Venice (water taxi not incl.) (full day, Fri) ||£34 ||£68 |
|Taste of Slovenia (full day, Tue) ||£30 ||£60 |
|Bohinj valley (1/2 day, Fri) ||£16 ||£3 |
A full range of excursions is available from your Holiday Advisor in resort.
Twin centre suggestion
Discover more of Slovenia with a twin centre holiday. We've got various combinations to choose from - including mixing the Hotel Riviera in Portorož with the Hotel Golf in Lake Bled.
Transfer to your second centre is usually by coach or minibus and may be via the airport. Call us to book.
Available from £107 (return)
Lake Bled is a truly magical setting for your special day. Get married in a fairytale castle overlooking the lake or have a blessing on the tiny wooded island 'Maria of the Lake' with its onion domed baroque church. You can stay in any of our hotels but for a touch of luxury we recommend the impressive Grand Hotel Toplice or the modern Hotel Park right on the lake. Take a look at our weddings page to read more about our weddings packages and download our weddings guide, or give us a call and we'll help make your day flawless from start to finish.
Walking: The surrounding areas are easily explored on foot, with a range of interesting walks. The scenic walk around the lake itself is a good start, from which you can climb to the ramparts of the castle for fantastic views. The resort is also an excellent base from which to enjoy some of the walking routes in the Triglav National Park. Other places of interest include Vintgar Gorge, Pokljuka Plateau and Pod Babjim zobom Cave.
Spa: The fairytale-like nature, unique climate and mysterious energy of Bled have always been thought to have special healing powers. The 'Živa' Spa and Wellness centre at the Hotel Golf will satisfy anyone looking for some invigoration or a soothing rest. The Luisa Studio at the Grand Hotel Toplice is another centre dedicated to elegant baths - a paradise for fans of rest and relaxation.
Local Culture: Bled castle should be one of the highlights of any holiday. Although much of the building has been updated in relatively recent times, Romanesque elements can still be found in the walls and the late-Gothic chapel. The local cuisine is another major draw, try some fantastic regional flavours such as Karst ham, deer prosciutto, beef in Karst sauce with grilled polenta, veal stew, cottage cheese roulades and speciality cakes
Festivals: The fantastic 'Bled days' festival climaxes at the end of the night with a spectacular display of thousands of egg shell candles lighting up the lake, followed by fireworks (normally held on the 4th weekend in Jul). Also, throughout Jul is the Bled International Music Festival.
Evening atmosphere: Although the resort can be bustling in high season, generally the town is relatively laid back and relaxed. There are some great places to enjoy the glorious sun set across the lake.
Why not try -
- A horse and carriage ride can take you up to the medieval Bled Castle, with its fascinating museum and terraced restaurant offering breathtaking views
- Take a 'Pletna' ride across the lake